The Ultimate Stocking-Stuffer Guide

The appropriate stocking stuffers can start your Christmas celebration with
a bang. But, it’s not just about what’s in there – it’s also about how you fill the stocking. Use these tips to create the ultimate stocking stuffer experience.

Start with the heavy stuff.

Assuming you’re not filling a stocking with coal or heavy bricks, make sure to put the weightier pieces towards the bottom. The last thing you’ll want to do is crush the cookies, melt the chocolate, or break the mini alcohol bottles you so carefully picked out. Some of our favorites are Mud Lake Farm Yellow Dragon Ginger Cordial, Koeze’s Cream-Nuts, and a Michigan-shaped cutting board.

Fill the middle with light but sturdy items.

The items in the middle should be lighter than those on the bottom, but sturdy and not easily breakable. It’s also the perfect place to use the really small items to fill gaps – the GB Russo wine opener, OXO Good Grip spatula, Nautilus Belgian Chocolate Seashells, Vinturi wine aerator, and Haribo candies are great space-savers.

Top it off.

This is where the light and breakable pieces will be displayed proudly. Alessi breadsticks, Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Lomonoco Italian cookies, and a GB Russo gift card will entice any recipient to dive in.

Let us help you create the perfect stocking. Give us a call at 616-942-2980 or shoot Nate an email,


This week’s specials at G.B. Russo & Son

   Wine of the Week

    2010 Glen Carlou Grand Classique

Wine Spectator Rating: 90 Outstanding

A broad, plush, well-toasted style, with ganache

and mint notes backed by flavors of fleshy plum

sauce and blackberry preserves.  A big,

mouthfilling, crowd-pleasing style, delivering a

plush finish.  Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec,

Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Drink now through 2016.

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Fall seasonal food specials!

Come in and try some of our new seasonal foods: Homemade Apple Gouda Chicken Sausage, Pumpkin Pie Cannoli and Pumpkin Crumble Muffins.

Pair your fall favorite with one of our classic recipes or create your own gift basket as a host/hostess gift for the holiday season! Read more about our gift basket options here.